Charlottetown house fire leaves 1 dead

CBC News has confirmed one person died in a house fire in Charlottetown Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews responded to a downtown fire at a residential home around 3 p.m.

Police and fire services said when they arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke.

The fire seems to have started in the kitchen where there was the most significant damage

Officials said someone was trapped inside the building and was later pronounced dead.

Charlottetown police have confirmed it was a 31-year-old resident, but are not identifying the deceased until family and friends have been contacted.

A post-mortem will be take place on Monday.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire but said they don't suspect foul play.

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